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School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS)
University of California, San Diego
BARBARA F. WALTER La Jolla, CA 92093
(Updated April 2016)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) La Jolla, CA
Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) and adjunct Professor,
Department of Political Science, 2008 - present.
Associate Dean, GPS, 2011 – 2014 Full Professor, GPS, 2008-present Associate Professor, GPS, 2002 – 2008 Assistant Professor, GPS, 1996 - 2002 Columbia University New York, NY Research Fellowship, War and Peace Institute, 1995-1996 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Post-doctoral Fellowship, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, 1994-1995 The RAND Corporation Santa Monica, CA Intern, International Policy Department. 1992 EDUCATION_______________________________________________________
University of Chicago Chicago, IL Ph.D. Political Science.
Dissertation Title: “Negotiating Settlements to Civil Wars” Dissertation Committee: David Laitin, James Fearon, Stephen Walt M.A. Political Science.
Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA B.A. Political Science, B.A. German.
Books Reputation and Civil War: Why Separatist Conflicts Are So Violent. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Globalization, Territoriality and Conflict. Cambridge University Press, 2006, (co-edited with Miles Kahler).
Committing to Peace: The Successful Settlement of Civil Wars. Princeton University Press, 2002.
Named one of the “Best Academic Books of 2002,” Choice Magazine.
Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention. Columbia University Press, 1999, (co-edited with Jack Snyder).
1 Research Articles “Why Bad Governance Leads to Repeat Civil War,” Journal of Conflict Resolution. Spring 2014.
“Ethnicity and Civil War,” with Elaine Denny. Journal of Peace Research. Spring 2014.
“The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations,” with Daniel Maliniak and Ryan Powers.
International Organization. Fall 2013.
“Civil Wars, Conflict Resolution and Bargaining Theory” Handbook of International Relations, Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, and Beth Simmons eds. (New York: Sage Publications, 2012).
“Can Cheap Talk Deter? An Experimental Analysis,” (with Dustin Tingley), Journal of Conflict Resolution (December 2011).
“Reputation Building in International Relations: An Experimental Approach.” (with Dustin Tingley) International Organization, (Spring 2011).
“Bargaining Failures and Civil War,” Annual Review of Political Science, (Spring 2009).
*Reprinted in Domestic Political Violence and Civil War: An Introduction. Volume 1. Margaret Levi ed. (Annual Reviews Publisher, January 2013).
“The Strategies of Terrorism.” International Security. (with Andrew Kydd) (Summer 2006).
* #3 most cited article in International Security (as of February 2016).
*Reprinted in Contending with Terrorism: Roots, Strategies, and Responses. Michael E. Brown, O. R Cote Jr. S. M. Lynn-Jones, and S. E. Miller eds. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010).
*Reprinted in Responding to Terrorism: A Batch from International Security. Sean Lynn-Jones ed. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014).
“Building Reputation: Why Government Fight Some Separatists But Not Others.” American Journal of Political Science. (Spring 2006).
“Information, Uncertainty and the Decision to Secede.” International Organization. Vol. 60, no. 1 (Winter 2006).
*Reprinted in International Organization Virtual Issue: Crisis in Ukraine, May 2014.
“Does Conflict Beget Conflict? Explaining Recurring Civil War.” Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 41, no.
3 (May 2004).
* Reprinted in Political Violence. Erica Chenoweth ed. (New York: Sage, 2013)
* Reprinted in Dissolving Barriers Between Comparative Politics and International Relations.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, David Davis, and Suzanne Werner eds. (New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).
“Sabotaging the Peace: The Politics of Extremist Violence,” with Andrew Kydd. International Organization. Vol. 55, No. 2 (Spring 2002).
“Reconceptualizing Conflict Resolution as a Three-Stage Process,” International Negotiation. Vol. 7, No.
3 (2002) “Designing Transitions from Civil War.” International Security. Vol. 24, No. 1 (Summer 1999).
* Reprinted in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. Vol. 2. Michael E. Brown, ed. (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2000).
“The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement.” International Organization. Vol. 51, No. 3 (Summer 1997).
*One of the top downloaded articles in International Organization.
* Reprinted in Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz eds. The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics. 6th ed. (Boston: Rowman Littlefield, 2003).
* Reprinted in Paul F. Diehl ed. War. Vol. 4. (New York: Sage Publications, 2004).
* Reprinted in Spanish under the title “La Barrera Critica De La Solucion De Las Guerras Civiles.” Blog Political Violence @ a Glance: Expert Analysis on Violence and Its Alternatives. (Founder and Lead Writer, with Erica Chenoweth). Launched June 4, 2012.
*Winner of the 2013 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Most Promising New Blog.
*Winner of the 2013 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best Blog Post of the Year.
*Winner of the 2014 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best Group Blog.
*Winner of the 2014 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best Blog Post of the Year.
*Winner of the 2015 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best Blog Post of the Year.
*Winner of the 2015 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best New Blogger of the Year (Allison Beth Hodgkins).
*Runner Up, 2015 International Studies Association (ISA) Award for Best Group Blog. (Winner was the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage).
Op-Eds, Book Reviews and Other Publications “Why Obama’s Middle East Policy is Failing,” (with Kenneth Pollack). The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2016.
“Escaping the Conflict Trap in the Middle East,” (with Kenneth Pollack). The Washington Quarterly, July 2015.
“Why do European Muslim Girls Join the Islamic State?” Reuters, March 4, 2015.
“Why Assad Will Fight To the End,” Al Jazeera Opinion, February 10, 2013.
Reprinted in The Nation (Pakistan), February 11, 2013.
“Setting an Online Example in Educating Women,” (with Lisa Martin). Los Angeles Times, January. 25, 2013.
Reprinted in The Gulf Today, January 29, 2013.
Reprinted in The Bellingham Herald, January 28, 2013.
“How Violence in Mexico is Designed to Work,” (with Alberto Diaz-Cayeros). Guest Blog. The Monkey Cage. November 10, 2011.
“Why Didn’t Gaddafi Go Into Exile?,” Guest Blog. The Monkey Cage, October 25, 2011.
Linked to The Daily Beast, by Andrew Sullivan. October 25, 2011.
Reprinted in The American Prospect, December 14, 2011.
“A Win-Win Strategy for the Palestinians,” with Andrew Kydd, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 29, 2011.
Reprinted as “They’ll Win Even if They Lose,” The Dallas Morning News, October 6, 2011.
“Conflict Relapse and the Sustainability of Post-Conflict Peace,” Background Paper for World Development Report 2011, The World Bank, September 13, 2010.
“Fear and Flying – What Terrorists Count On,” with Andrew Kydd, Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2010.
Reprinted as “Why Do Terrorists Focus on Planes? At Least Five Reasons,” Atlantic City Press, February 7, 2010.
“Counter-Terror Versus Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan,” San Diego Union Tribune, Oct 9, 2009.
“Winning The Peace,” Op-Ed. Los Angeles Times. August 2, 2009.
“You Can’t Win With Civil Wars,” Op-Ed. Los Angeles Times. October 2, 2007.
“Iraq: Why Weak States Breed Violence,” APSA-CP Newsletter. Vol. 18, No 2, (Summer 2007) “Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failure,” by Bruce D. Jones. Book Review. American Political Science Review. Vol. 96, No. 4 (December 2002).
“New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era,” by Mary Kaldor. Book Review. American Political Science Review. Vol. 95, No. 2 (June 2001).
“Disarmament, Democratization and Commitments to Peace” in Civil War, Insecurity, and Intervention.
Barbara F. Walter and Jack Snyder, eds. (NY: Columbia University Press, 1999).
Extremism and Political Instability. Book Project “Rebel Propaganda in Civil War,” (with Gregoire Philipps) Research Article.
“The Strategic Use of Extreme Ideology in Civil War,” (with Gregoire Philipps) Research Article.
“Explaining the Number of Rebel Groups in Civil War,” Research Article.
“Why Rebel Groups Fight or Cooperate during Civil War,” Research Article.
“New Directions in the Study of Civil War,” Research Article.
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND GRANTS (selected)____________________________
INVITED ACADEMIC SEMINARS______________________________________
Stanford University, “Rebel Propaganda in Civil Wars,” February 2016.
The University of Chicago, “The Origin of Rebel Groups,” November 2015 National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Knoxville, TN, “Evolutionary Approaches to the Understanding of Decentralized Warfare,” September 2015.
UCLA Political Science, “The Logic of Rebel Strategies in Civil War,” April 2015.
Columbia University, “The Logic of Rebel Strategies in Civil War,” April 2015.
UCLA Law School, “Bargaining and Negotiation in Civil War,” April 2015.
Texas A&M, “Extremism and Civil War,” February 2015.
Harvard University, “The Organization and Behavior of Rebel Groups,” November 2014.
MIT, Speaker Series, “The Organization and Behavior of Rebel Groups,” November 2014.
UCLA, Speaker Series, The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations, May 2013.
Princeton University, Speaker Series, The Gender Citation Gap in IR, April 2013.
Uppsala University, Sweden, Keynote Speaker. May 2012 Columbia University, Speaker Series, “Terrorism and Targeting Strategies,” April 2012.
University of Texas, Austin, Lone Star Security Forum. Keynote Speaker. March 2012.
Georgetown University, Speaker Series, “Why Bad Governance Leads to Repeat Civil War,” November 2011.
University of Minnesota, Speaker Series, “Why Bad Governance Leads to Repeat Civil War,” September 2011.
Stanford University, Speaker Series, “Information Gaps and the Role of Terrorism,” December 2010.
University of Pennsylvania, Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Philadelphia PA, Speaker Series, “Information Gaps and the Role of Terrorism,” October 2010.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Distinguished Speaker Series, “What We Know and Don’t Know About Successful Counter-Insurgency Strategies,” March 2010.
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Speaker Series, “How Terrorism Works and What We Can Do to Stop It,” January 2010.
University of California, Irvine, Speaker Series, “Does Cheap Talk Matter?” October 2009.
Washington University St. Louis, Speaker Series, “Can Cheap Talk Influence Behavior? An Experimental Approach,” November 2008.
Yale University, Speaker Series, “War as a Reputation Problem,” November 2005.
University of Chicago, Chicago IL. PIPES Speaker Series. “Information, Uncertainty and the Decision to Secede,” November 2004.
University of Washington, Seattle WA. Speaker Series. “Why Governments Accommodate Some Separatists But Not Others.” June 2004.
Columbia University, Speaker Series. “Reputation and War.” November 2002.
Dartmouth College, Faculty Workshop. “Explaining the Intractability of Territorial Conflict.” November 2001.
University of Southern California, Center for International Studies Seminar Series. “Explaining the Intractability of Territorial Conflict.” October 2001.
University of Illinois, Conference on Conceptualizing and Measuring Conflict Management Success.
Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Re-Conceptualizing Conflict Resolution as a Three Stage Process.” June 2001.
University of California, Los Angeles, Faculty Research Seminar. “Issue Indivisibilities and War Termination.” June 2001.
World Bank–UC Irvine. Workshop on Civil War Duration and Post-Conflict Processes. “Why Civil Wars Resume.” May 2001.
University of California, San Diego. Organized and Hosted Workshop on the Enduring Significance of Territory (w/ Miles Kahler). “Explaining the Persistence of Territorial Conflict.” 3/2001.
Yale University, Conference on Bargaining and War. “Explaining the Apparent Indivisibility of Territory.” March 2001.
Brown University, Seminar. “Committing to Peace: The Successful Settlement of Civil Wars.” January 2001.
University of California, Los Angeles, Political Economy Seminar. “Extremists, Uncertainty, and Peace Coalitions.” May 2000.
University of California, Los Angeles. Participant in the conference on “International Institutions and International Relations.” February 2000.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, International Relations Seminar Series, “Negotiating Settlements to Civil Wars.” December 1999.
University of California, San Diego. Organized and Hosted Conference on the Durability of Peace Settlements. May 1999.
Boston University, Faculty Seminar. “Negotiating Settlements to Civil Wars.” May 1999.
World Peace Foundation and the Centre for Defence Studies, Conference on Reconstructing Collapsed States: Why States Disintegrate. “Rebuilding Failed States,” London, England. March 1999.
Harvard University, JFK School of Government. Faculty Seminar. “Negotiating Settlements to Civil Wars.” February 1999.